Friday, September 3, 2010

Download N Go Review - Pizza Party

Pizza Party is one of the many great Download n' Go Units by Amanda Bennett. You can purchase the e-book for $7.95 in The Old Schoolhouse Store or at the Download n' Go Store.

Boy did we love this one! With a pizza shop right down the road we have pizza quite often and it was easy to interest the boys into studying the hows and wheres and whys about Pizzas.

Day 1: What is Pizza?

I have three boys. The responses were pretty much what one would expect.
Oldest: The best food in the world.
Middle: My favorite food.
Youngest: Food, duh!

Needless to say we learned a lot more about what is Pizza than that!
I really wanted us to make a pizza but it's been so hot here that the oven is on hiatus until at least October.

The boys liked learning about Italy - especially after I explained that the Super Mario Brothers had Italian names.

Day 2: The Story of Pizza

We learned more about Italy and I loved that we could study an artist - Leonardo DiVinci and Italian Cooking music. We looked at the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. The boys all were interested in The Last Supper as Dad was in our church's Easter program where the men did a live action portrayal of the painting.

On Day 3 we talked about the Types of Pizza. The best place to discuss this is CiCi's Pizza - which has a great buffet with all kinds of pizza. Types like Ham and Pineapple or a dessert pizza that tastes like apple pie. I had pictures but some young soul has taken my patch cord and I'm unable to upload them. Hands down, CiCi's is their favorite place for pizza and they loved that it counted as 'homework'

We listened to some of the works of the Italian composer Vivaldi. The oldest was interested - he's the musical guy - but the others were not.

Day 4 was about The Science of Pizza. The middle boy is very into astronomy and was happy to learn more about Gallieo. We talked about yeast and unleavened bread and discussed some verses relating yeast in the Bible.

We ended the week by having a pizza celebration. We played a game on my Ipod touch - Pizza Math - which uses pizzas to cover fractions. We had Little Cesar's for dinner and watched the video links included in the lesson.

So far, this was my favorite and I'm sure it was the boy's favorite Download n' Go. Tying learning in with one of their favorite foods was a sure winner.

You can read more reviews of Pizza Party here and you can also enter to win a free download of Pizza Party by leaving me a comment, 'liking' Download n' Go on Facebook, following Download n' Go on Twitter or do all three for even more chances to win. Just let me know how many of those you did in your comment. I'll draw winners on Tuesday!

Disclaimer: I was provided this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no other compensation for this review. Please remember all families are different and your results may vary.


whome? said...

Love your youngest's comment, "Food, duh." cute

Lori said...

This looks like a great unit study. Thanks for the review.

Lori said...

I follow Download and Go on facebook.

Brandy said...

I already "like" DNG on fb. The versatility of this unit looks great! :)

Brandy said...

pizzA, pizZA, piZZA, pIZZA, PIZZA!!!

Brandy said... is looking forward to this unit!